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Buster Posey

27-Year-Old Catcher – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.311

HR

22

RBI

89

R

72

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Posey didn't put up numbers close to his MVP season in 2012, but he still produced at an elite level for catchers in 2013. After posting a .325 average coupled with 13 homers and 56 RBI in the first h...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/27/1987   BORN: Leesburg, GA   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Buster Posey Contract Information:

Agreed to a nine-year, $167 million contract with the Giants in March of 2013, which includes a team option for 2022.

September 28, 2014  –  Buster Posey News

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Buster Posey Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 R AZL 7 31 26 8 10 5 3 1 1 4 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 .385 .484 .692 1.176
2008 21 A SAL 3 14 11 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .273 .429 .455 .884
2009 22 A SAN 80 338 291 63 95 36 23 0 13 58 6 0 45 45 0 2 0 .326 .428 .540 .968
2009 22 AAA FRE 35 151 131 21 42 14 8 1 5 22 0 1 17 23 0 3 0 .321 .391 .511 .902
2009 22 MAJ SFO 7 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .118 .118 .118 .235
2010 23 AAA FRE 47 208 172 31 60 21 13 2 6 32 1 1 28 30 0 4 4 .349 .442 .552 .994
2010 23 MAJ SFO 108 443 406 58 124 43 23 2 18 67 0 2 30 55 0 3 4 .305 .357 .505 .862
2011 24 MAJ SF 45 185 162 17 46 9 5 0 4 21 3 0 18 30 0 1 4 .284 .368 .389 .757
2012 25 MAJ SF 148 610 530 78 178 64 39 1 24 103 1 1 69 96 0 9 2 .336 .408 .549 .957
2013 26 MAJ SF 148 595 520 61 153 50 34 1 15 72 2 1 60 70 0 7 8 .294 .371 .450 .821
2014 27 MAJ SF 147 605 547 72 170 52 28 2 22 89 0 1 47 69 0 8 3 .311 .364 .490 .854
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3-Year Averages     113 462 404 52 125 40 26 0 14 65 2 0 49 65 0 5 4 .309 .385 .478 .863
Career  (View All)     603 2,455 2,182 287 673 218 129 6 83 352 6 5 224 324 0 28 21 .308 .374 .487 .861

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Buster Posey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 SD 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .364 .490 .854
Sep. 27 SD Did not play.
Sep. 26 SD Did not play.
Sep. 25 SD 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .363 .484 .847
Sep. 24 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .360 .481 .841
Sep. 23 @LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .362 .484 .846
Sep. 22 @LAD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .361 .484 .845
Sep. 21 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .362 .487 .849
Sep. 20 @SD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .363 .489 .852
Sep. 19 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .308 .362 .489 .851
Sep. 17 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .362 .491 .853
Sep. 16 @Ari 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .363 .494 .857
Sep. 15 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .362 .488 .850
Sep. 14 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .363 .490 .853
Sep. 13 LAD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .364 .492 .856
Sep. 12 LAD 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .363 .491 .854
Sep. 11 Ari 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .361 .489 .850
Sep. 10 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .358 .486 .844
Sep. 9 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .306 .359 .488 .847
Sep. 7 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .362 .492 .854
Sep. 6 @Det 3 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .361 .494 .855
Sep. 5 @Det 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .357 .484 .841
Sep. 3 @Col 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .305 .356 .485 .841
Sep. 2 @Col 5 3 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .355 .484 .839
Sep. 1 @Col 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .353 .472 .825
Aug. 31 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 30 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .349 .468 .817
Aug. 29 Mil 5 3 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .352 .472 .824
Aug. 28 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .345 .461 .806
Aug. 27 Col 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .349 .467 .816
Last 7 Days 17 3 6 1 0 1 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .421 .588 1.009
Last 14 Days 43 4 13 1 0 2 6 3 7 0 0 1 2 0 .302 .347 .465 .812
Last 30 Days 102 17 41 6 1 5 24 7 9 0 0 1 2 0 .402 .438 .627 1.065

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Buster Posey: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 111 35 2
2013 121 21 5
2012 114 29 3
2011 41 2
2010 76 30
2009 7

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Buster Posey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014168248320.304.518.875
2013153194220.320.497.891
20121643113470.433.7931.262

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143794814570.314.478.844
20133674211502.283.431.792
20123664711561.292.440.822

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142743111480.274.456.764
2013258318341.291.450.814
2012245297411.343.506.924

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142734111410.348.524.941
2013262307381.298.450.829
20122854917620.330.586.986
Buster Posey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 R AZL 31 26 16.1% 12.9% 1.25 85% .429 .307
2008 21 A SAL 14 11 21.4% 0% 0.00 100% .273 .182
2009 22 A SAN 338 291 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 85% .352 .214
2009 22 AAA FRE 151 131 11.3% 15.2% 0.74 82% .359 .190
2009 22 MAJ SFO 17 17 0% 23.5% 0.00 76% .154 .000
2010 23 AAA FRE 208 172 13.5% 14.4% 0.93 83% .397 .203
2010 23 MAJ SFO 443 406 6.8% 12.4% 0.55 86% .318 .200
2011 24 MAJ SF 185 162 9.7% 16.2% 0.60 81% .328 .105
2012 25 MAJ SF 610 530 11.3% 15.7% 0.72 82% .376 .213
2013 26 MAJ SF 595 520 10.1% 11.8% 0.86 87% .317 .156
2014 27 MAJ SF 605 547 7.8% 11.4% 0.68 87% .325 .179
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3-Year Averages     462 404 10.6% 14.1% 0.75 84% .342 .169
Career     2,455 2,182 9.1% 13.2% 0.69 85% .332 .179

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2014 Stat Review for Buster Posey    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.311 AVG
ELITE
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.490 SLG
GREAT
.179 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.68 BB/K
GREAT
7.8% BB Rate
AVERAGE
11.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.854 OPS
GREAT
.364 OBP
GREAT

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Buster Posey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Posey (back) is expected to start at catcher in Sunday's season finale, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey (back) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.

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Posey had a precautionary MRI on his back Friday that revealed nothing bad, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Posey is out of the lineup Friday against the Padres, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Giants' win over Arizona on Tuesday night.

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Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Posey led the Giants with three hits Thursday, collecting an RBI in the win over Arizona.

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Posey clubbed his 19th home run of the year Tuesday, while also adding two doubles and finishing 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored in the Giants' win over the Rockies.

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Posey is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

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Posey went 5-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored in Friday's rout of the Brewers.

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Posey hit a walk-off home run to beat the Rockies on Wednesday as part of a 3-for-5 effort with three RBI.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The 25-year-old catcher won the NL MVP award after missing most of 2011 with a leg injury, and vastly improved his overall offensive production. His 162 wRC+ was tied for second best in baseball, and there is no significant flaw in his offensive game despite lacking speed. Posey made more contact (6.0 percent swinging-strike rate), improved his plate discipline (career best 11.3 percent walk rate) and posted a career-best .213 ISO and 18.8 percent HR/FB rate at a premium position. Behind the plate, Posey is still considered above average with a good arm, and looks as if he has slightly improved at first base.

2012

Posey suffered a season-ending leg injury in May thanks to a brutal collision at the plate, so his follow up to his Rookie of the Year campaign came to a premature end. He wasn't playing as well as he did in 2010 before going down, and while the big drop came in slugging percentage (.505 compared to .389), his OBP was actually up (.357 to .368). The injury was gruesome (broken fibula and severely strained ligaments), and there's concern about his long-term ability to catch, but he suffered it early enough in the season for him to be expected to be fully ready for 2012. Posey has terrific work ethic, and his bat is for real, so he should be one of the first five catchers off the board during fantasy drafts.

2011

After Posey showed he had nothing left to prove in the minors by hitting .349/.442/.552 over 172 at-bats in Triple-A last season, the Giants finally promoted him in late May, and he stayed with the big club for good. He posted an .862 OPS with strong plate discipline, winning National League Rookie of the Year honors in the process. Posey's 18 homers were the second most by a catcher in the NL, and he did it in just 406 at-bats. He also got rave reviews for his work behind the plate, and don't forget he's still just 24. Posey doesn't have the benefit of the DH during his off days catching, and his home park typically suppresses homers, but he's one of the best young hitters in the game and is locked in the middle of San Francisco's lineup. With his natural ability to hit for average combined with his developing power, there's an argument Posey should be the first catcher off the board in fantasy leagues.

2010

Posey hit .325 with 18 homers, 84 runs scored and 80 RBI over 422 at-bats during his first real stint in the minors last year. He also showed good plate discipline (68:62 K:BB ratio) and more than held his own as a 22-year-old in Triple-A (.902 OPS), as heís been put on the fast track. Since he was given just 17 at-bats with the Giants, itís unclear why the team called him up at all, other than to prematurely start his arbitration clock. Posey is clearly one of the best prospects in all of baseball, but heís not ready for a full-time gig behind the plate in the majors. He could enter 2010 with the Giants with a big spring training, but Posey will likely share catching duties with a veteran in San Francisco if heís not getting more seasoning in the minors.

2009

Posey was awarded the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur player in 2008. He led the nation in batting average (.472), on-base percentage (.572) and slugging percentage (.908) in his junior season at Florida State. The fifth overall pick in last yearís draft, Posey immediately became one of baseballís best prospects. The former shortstop should be able to handle catching duties, and his bat is for real. Posey is worthy of a high pick in keeper leagues and should be starting in San Francisco by 2010.